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jscript.dll & vbscript.dll Will Not Stay Registered

By lab99a ·
Windows 8 Pro 64Bit - I tried to open an avi file by clicking on it and instead of the video playing I got a server execution failed error. I did research on the error and found it was related to jscript.dll and vbscript.dll not being registered. I opened an admin command prompt and re-registered the dll files regsvr32 dll name. This fixed the problem and media files started playing as before. Shortly afterwards I rebooted the computer, tried to play a media file and got the server execution error again. I registered the 2 dll's again and everything was fine. Problem is, every time I reboot the machine, something is unregistering these 2 dll files.

I've ran virus and malware scanners and my system is clean so that's not the cause. I am not really sure when this problem started but I was able to play media files in WMP a week or 2 or 3 ago, and is has been a while since I have installed any new software other than updates to existing programs.

Anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this?

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by GSG In reply to jscript.dll & vbscript.dl ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

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by lab99a In reply to jscript.dll & vbscript.dl ...

Thanks, I reposted in Q&A.

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